Stranded Afghans queue to leave Pakistan

Stranded Afghans queue to leave Pakistan

Thousands of stranded Afghans and Pakistanis have been queuing to get home after Pakistan temporarily opened two main border crossings.

Officials at the Torkham point said 2,900 people crossed into Afghanistan and 550 entered Pakistan on Tuesday.

Figures from the other main crossing at Chaman were not immediately available.

Pakistan shut the crossings nearly three weeks ago after a wave of deadly attacks by militants it said were operating from Afghan soil.

The two countries have long accused each other of doing too little to tackle militants.



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